Innovation is the best counter to digital piracy
Using a law enforcement approach as a primary tactic is doomed to failure
One of the latest casualties in the war on digital piracy is a high-profile one. KickAss Torrents (KAT), the world’s largest torrenting site, was shut down recently by the US government under the aegis of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Its founder Artem Vaulim was arrested in Poland and KAT servers are being taken down around the world. The authorities will most likely win this battle. But these are not the most effective tactics in the longer war.